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How to Convert AVI to MP4 for Mac (El Capitan)

Elaine Keith
Elaine Keith

Being a big fan of audio and video editing software, she always wants to share her skills with friends like you. That’s why she is here to help you. Do not hesitate to ask her if you are confused with our products.

Before we start to figure out how to convert AVI to MP4, we better make sure that we know the difference between them and the reason why we need to convert AVI to MP4.

  • AVI is a container format which wraps audio and video together. It is compatible with almost every video formats and audio formats. It is playable on Windows-based media players, such as Windows Media Player. Therefore, it is not hard to understand that AVI is compatible with Microsoft devices. However, it is unworkable with Apple devices unless you install a third party player. What might also disappoint you is that AVI is unsupportable for Web and streaming to TV.

  • MP4 is also a container format, which supports various video formats (like MPEG-2 Part 2, MPEG-4 ASP, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, H.263 and so on) and audio formats (like MPEG-2/4 -AAC, MPEG-1/2 Layers I, II, III, AC-3, Apple Lossless, Vorbis and so on). It can be play on almost all the media players and all the portable devices, including Apple, Android, Sony, Microsoft devices. What’s even better, MP4 can be compressed, which means it can be applied for streaming media, for CD distribution, for voice broadcast television applications, as well as be streamed over the internet.

All in all, comparing with AVI, MP4 is more widely used for its huge compatibility. In addition, it can be compressed, which is less likely to use up your storage. Hence, if you fail to play AVI videos on Mac or want to make good use of your storage space or for any other reasons, converting AVI to MP4 might be a good choice for you.

Now I am going to recommend an excellent converter for you so that you can convert AVI to MP4 for playing on Mac smoothly. Video Converter Ultimate is a professional converter which can definitely help you to convert AVI to MP4 for Mac (El Capitan). Besides, Video Converter Ultimate supports 150+ formats, like MOV, WMV, 4K, 3D, H.265, MP4, AVI, FLV, MP3, AAC, DVD disc, ISO files and more. Its high efficiency and stability are impressive.

Here we are going to learn how to use Video Converter Ultimate.

Video Converter Ultimate –Best Tool to Convert AVI to MP4

With Video Converter Ultimate, it is an easy job to convert AVI to MP4 for Mac. Download the trial version below.


How to Convert AVI to MP4 for Mac

Step 1.Add Files and Choose Output Format

Run the program. Click the "+" button on the left bottom to add files or drag the video in the center. Choose MP4 format from the list on the bottom.

Converter Mac Choose MP4 Format
Step 2. Specify MP4 Format (Optional)

You can see more details by clicking the right top of the MP4 button. Then you can customize video and audio separately. There are four items you can decide: codec, resolution, frame rate, and bit rate.

Converter Mac Adjust
Step 3.Select Output Location (Optional)

Find the output settings tab on the bottom of the main interface, then you can select output location.

Converter Mac Output Folder
Step 4.Start Conversion

Click the convert button on the right bottom of the interface, here we go.

Converter Mac Converting

That's all you need to do to convert AVI to MP4 on Mac.This software is capable of converting many other formats. For example, you can also convert WebM to WMV, MP4 to DVD, and vice  versa. Besides, Video Converter Ultimate also support downloading videos from a number of websites , as well as burning any videos to DVD discs. There are a lot more for you to find out. Now why not have a try?

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